18 June 2009
There are no rains at the moment and the weather is fine. After very heavy rains in the last couple of weeks in the Western Corridor the grass is currently quite long and green. The Migration is quite spread out and still in Central Serengeti. We expect, as the area dries out, for a large section to move further into the Western Corridor while other groups will go up through central Serengeti and Loliondo.
The Migration does not move as one defined group in its seasonal movements. When the herds move in with their advance guard of zebras and other game, they will trample down the long grass and improve visibility. We are also coming to the time when the National Parks institute their annual early burning policy and so we expect that to also have an impact both on the length of the grass and occasionally the movement of the Migration as a whole.
The general game around Rongai area and central Serengeti western corridor continues to be good.